energy efficiency


Which Cities Are Most Energy Efficient? Boston, NYC, and DC Take Top Honors

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

ACEEE has just released its ranking of U.S. cities’ performance on energy efficiency. Their analysis shows some strong performers, and plenty of room for improvement. Read more >

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Minnesota’s Energy Future at Risk: Policy Proposal Would Reverse Years of Leadership on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

, energy analyst

As the Minnesota legislative session has progressed this winter and spring, it has become clear that the legislature is at serious risk of moving forward with a legislative package that would gut most of the policies that have made Minnesota a national clean energy leader. Read more >

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Renewables and Efficiency: Achieving Illinois’s Clean Energy Potential

, energy analyst

We’ve just put out a new study that shows how strengthening Illinois’s energy efficiency portfolio standard (EEPS) and renewable portfolio standard (RPS) would reestablish Illinois as a national clean energy leader, and would drive billions of dollars in new investment to develop Illinois’s clean energy resources. What’s more, strengthening both the EEPS and RPS is achievable, affordable, and would save consumers billions in avoided energy costs even after accounting for the clean energy investments. Read more >

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Risking Our Clean Energy Future by Gambling with an Overreliance on Natural Gas

, asst director of research & analysis, Clean Energy

Many U.S. electric utilities are doubling down on natural gas to generate power as they retire aging and polluting coal plants. While this unprecedented shift does provides some near-term benefits, dramatically expanding our use of natural gas to generate electricity is an ill-advised gamble that poses complex economic, public health, and climate risks. Read more >

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Where Florida’s Electricity Comes From, and How It Can Do Better

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Florida has been on my mind lately, as storm after storm has piled the snow up outside my door and relatives have called from the Sunshine State to report on the (rather higher) temperatures they’re experiencing. But the state has also been attracting attention with its electric sector moves—some positive, some less so.

When it comes to electricity, the Sunshine State is still far short of living up to its clean energy potential. Here’s how and why decision makers should fix that. Read more >

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